International Water Association

Hold back the waters – for cash?

From Australia to the US, cities are starting to embrace stormwater retention credit trading, or ‘catch and trade’ markets. By James Workman Extreme weather wreaks havoc...

Real-time control transforms performance of wastewater system for Danish utility

With Denmark set to host the IWA Congress later this year, utility BlueKolding offers a case study from the country on how digital technology...

Climate change: the utility groundwater role in supply security

A changing climate means groundwater is vital to water supply security. Stephen Foster, Julia Gathu, Michael Eicholz and Ricardo Hirata report on progress with...

Water’s Bolivarian revolution

Latin America’s contractual approach is helping to secure urban water supplies in the region. By James Workman Two centuries ago, an orphan just back from European studies set...

The global water science challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic

The unprecedented reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic has included a remarkable response from the water science community in a race to fill knowledge gaps....

Learning lessons on resilient infrastructure interdependencies

With climate change now a prominent issue across different sectors, water has to be seen jointly as one of a number of critical infrastructures....

What role should agritech play in managing water resources?

Jonathan Andrews spoke to a select panel to discuss the best approaches to drive water demands down and push agriculture productivity up Recent studies suggest the...

Supporting innovators – the inspirers of change

Needs around water and wider issues such as sustainability and climate change demand innovation – including, but not limited to, technology. Sudhir Murthy and...

Quebec’s Canadian water efficiency first

The Canadian province of Quebec is making progress with its ambitious new water efficiency strategy, supporting loss reduction across some 800 municipalities.   The Canadian province...

Water – facilitating collaborative dialogues

International collaboration will be essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and this will require trusted partners to facilitate negotiations. Erika Yarrow-Soden talks to...

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Simple SDG6 solutions? Think again

Kala Vairavamoorthy explains how systems thinking can help us tackle complex water problems and avoid unintended consequences.   I recently attended IWA’s Hydroinformatics conference in Bucharest...

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UNEP sets out freshwater priorities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has outlined its freshwater-related priorities for implementing its Medium-Term Strategy (MTS), 2022-2025 in a newly-released strategic document produced...